Category: M16

6th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment on patrol in a rice paddy,…

6th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment on patrol in a rice paddy, 1970.

“SOUTH VIETNAM. Near Quang Tri, on the DMZ border. Patrol…

“SOUTH VIETNAM. Near Quang Tri, on the DMZ border. Patrol along the 17th parallel.” Photographed by Bruno Barbey, 1971.

This M113 APC has the name “One Chance Fancy” written on the turret shield. Unit unknown.

Charlie Co, 2nd Batt, 12th Inf Reg, 1969.From left to right they…

Charlie Co, 2nd Batt, 12th Inf Reg, 1969.

From left to right they carry a 12-gauge shotgun, M16, and M79 grenade launcher.

manfromjapan: Det Bravo, Danang, Republic of Vietnam, November…

manfromjapan:

Det Bravo, Danang, Republic of Vietnam, November 1968.  

Top photo: 

(l-r): Tom Clements, James L. Johnson, Roger Hufford

Bottom photo: Roger Hufford.

Photos courtesy Bob Morrison

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.There appears to be a…

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.

There appears to be a rifle sling on his M16, and a feather tied to the sling.

todaysdocument: “Vietnam…A member of Company A, 1st Battalion,…

todaysdocument:

“Vietnam…A member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, crouches behind a church door as he checks for the enemy near his position.” 2/9/1968

Series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 – 1981
Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

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This is in Hue, during the Tet Offensive, as US Marines and ARVN forces fought to retake the city from communist troops. (Source)

From the source: Leathernecks of “B” Co., First…

From the source:

Leathernecks of “B” Co., First Battalion, First Marine Regiment render aid to trapped Marines while under heavy fire from a .50 caliber enemy machine gun during the battle of Hue.

A soldier uses a chair randomly found to read the paper. 11th…

A soldier uses a chair randomly found to read the paper. 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division (circa 1968-1969).

uss-edsall: Photograph of Henry I. Willey Firing a M-148 XM…

uss-edsall:

Photograph of Henry I. Willey Firing a M-148 XM Rifle into a Valley, 9/8/1967.  NARA 66955094

todaysdocument: “Pvt. R. Jones, of the 81mm Mortars Plt., 2nd…

todaysdocument:

“Pvt. R. Jones, of the 81mm Mortars Plt., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, is Wet and Cold as He Takes a Break During Operation Pitt, Taking Place Approximately 12 miles north of Da Nang, 12/1/1967 “

Series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 – 1981Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 – 


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